[hand] [face]
The Original Deep Purple Web Pages
The Highway Star

JLT on Eternal Terror

Joe Lynn TurnerJoe Lynn Turner gave an interview to Norwegian metal webzine Eternal Terror. Quite frankly, nothing of consequence has been said, but in the interests of complete coverage, here it is:

One of the most memorable and fun shows I have ever attended was the Over the Rainbow gig in Malmø (Sweden) back in October 2009. The house was packed and everybody was so into it, and you guys just ROCKED! Do you recall that gig? Do you ever miss performing with Over the Rainbow? I thought you guys were awesome, and given that I was born in 1984 and missed out on all those early Rainbow tours that gig in Sweden in 2009 was like a dream come true for me. That was the closest to Rainbow I could possibly get, so for me it has a special place in my heart.

Yes, I do remember that show. The times spent in Over the Rainbow were fun and exciting. Thank you for your kind words. Glad you liked the show so much! We did hear from a lot of younger fans that this was the closest they have come to seeing Rainbow because they did not get a chance to see the band in the 70s and 80s. Glad we could fulfill that dream for so many fans.

Read more in Eternal Terror.

Thanks to Jens Nepper for the info.



13 Comments to “JLT on Eternal Terror”:

  1. 1
    Junji Jimmy Seto says:

    He is in maze for long time

  2. 2
    Robert Van Het Hoen says:

    Let the JLT bashing by a bunch of losers begin.

  3. 3
    nupsi59 says:

    Over The Rainbow was a good project, but isn’t JLT using nearly the same words as the interviewer?

    Joe was also brilliant playing Susan Sarandon in “Thelma & Louise”!

    Have a nice Day!

  4. 4
    Paul Deblond says:

    I was there, great show indeed!! ??

  5. 5
    kraatzy says:

    hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 🙂 😉 🙂 😉

    Hey Joe … YOUR blackmore-DREAM is over … are you wake up now ???

    You are out !!!

    LLRnR

    kraatzy

  6. 6
    Scoot says:

    Did Over The Rainbow ever record a show for release? I liked the concept of a tribute act that actually contained members from the bands line-ups. While that may sound snarky, I mean it in a very good way.

  7. 7
    Rascal says:

    I don’t know about anyone else – but I cant look at those photos of JLT – Struggling to keep my breakfast down!

    Cant ignore Dio era of Rainbow?? – damn right JLT – Dio was and is the voice of Rainbow!!

  8. 8
    Paal Hanson says:

    I really can´t help it, but I love the guy!

    One of the best Rainbow shows I ever attended was the “Straight Between The Eyes” tour in Brondby Hallen outside Copenhagen. And I saw all Rainbow’s Copenhagen shows. That show left us completely flabbergasted, it was one of those shows where everything came together, right down to Blackmore smashing a guitar.

    I always liked Joe’s take on melodic hard rock. In Rainbow, solo and yes even in Deep Purple. Actually I was sorry to see Purple get Gillan back in. Why? Well Gillan where making some of his best soloo records and performances and Purple with Joe could do the complete back catalog. So in my opinion that was not half bad. Oh, and “Slaves and Masters” really IS a great album.

    Joe might just be dreaming sometimes about the reunions etc., but hey why should he do otherwise.

    So why bash JLT? His a great singer and a very positive and courteous.

    I love all the Deep Purple incarnations, they give something different, but as a matter of fact i prefer the JLT era Rainbow. Nothing wrong with Ronnie James Dio or Graham Bonnet, but it all came together with JLT.

    Oh and just for the record, I am a huge Ian Gillan fan and love the MK. II era, saw all their Copenhagen shows, and always come back to those 70’s records if I feel down.

    But respect for JLT all the same, and wishing him all the best.

  9. 9
    al says:

    @ 5

    Gee,why so much resentment towards him dude! he is a just musician…hasnèt done anything to you dude! lol

  10. 10
    Steve Hunt says:

    @ 8.
    Right on Paal. I am so tired of the Joe bashing going on.The guy is a class act and so humble and honored to have the career he’s had.Why all the hate? Because he took Rainbow from theaters to arenas?Get over it guys.By the way, did any of you haters see Joe sing Stargazer at Wacken Open Air yesterday? He totally nailed it and I’m sure Ronnie would be proud.

  11. 11
    kraatzy says:

    @ 9

    no comment

  12. 12
    COCOBEACH ~*SILVERSURFER& ~*SMILINGATOR ~*&SATURN5 ~*LAUNCHPAD& ~*RUSTY1971 ~*PSCYDELIC ~*DALI ~*PETERMAX ~*COLORAINBOWCROWME ~*FIRELIME ~*GOMANGO ~*PLUMCRAZYELA ~*DODGECHARGER ~*6CYLYNDERS ~*TURNMEON!!!!! ~*ALLRYTSHAKINCAROLHULAGIRL ~*ONDASH says:

    HAPPY JLT SO IS SO GOOD THAT DAZZLING DAVE DID SQUEAKY SCREAHING ZONKING SENSATIONAL WAYOUT AWEXOME COLLASSAL SHRIEKS AWESOME VOICE LIKE GILLAN & JLT IN MIDST REPRISE EUPHORIA CHORUS ADAGIO ROCKIN FORTISSIMO IN YOOOOUUUUU FOOL NO ONE ***** STRANGE KINDA WOMAN & ALL !!!!! WHITESNAKE SUPER ECKSTATICLY LOUDEST LIVE DAZZLING DAVE LEVITATING FLYING LIKE A STARRY SPANGELINGDUTCHMANS EAGLE BETTER SUPERIORLY THAN PETER PAN IN CASE LOVELY BEAUTY CAROL STEVENS ARRIVED WANTING TO BOOGIE !!!!! YAY ***** 2015%8%3MONKYDAY ORLANDO FLORIDA UNIVERSAL HARD ROCK LIVE GEN ADM XLNT GREATEST WAY TO GO !!!!! YAY %%%%% EXCELSIOUR EXILARATING SUPER ZILLIONS ***** %%%%% I TINKIN WOW !!!!! DAZZLING DAVES { ON TONY BENNETS BIRTHDAY WOW !!!!! } DOIN GILLAN !!!!! WAIT THATS DAZZLING DAVES DOIN JLT !!!!! ***** BENT OUTTA SHAPE !!!!! WOW HOLY !!!!! FINALLY REALIZE JLT DOES BUNCH GILLAN SQUEAKS SCREECHING PERFECT ZILLION ALBUMS WOW !!!!! WHERE’S THAT WAVY GIRL !!!!! > BUXOM BEACHY SHAKIN BLONDYS ON MY LEFT HAD PERMANET SMILE GORGEAOUSLAFF ALLNYT !!!!! ON RYT = …….>>>SUPER REAL ZULU AFRICAN CHICK GODDESS WAVING LONG ROPE HAIRS 4REAL WAS LAFFING DANCIN WILD OUTTA SHAPE SHIFTING THE COSMOS ALL NYT !!!!! ***** GLORIOUS HAPPYCHAMPION HIWAYSTARS WIT PERFECT STREET RANGER SHIRT =WHO***** SUPER ALLWAYS DEDICATEDLY READ ENJOY THIS SITE BETTER THAN COMET LOVEJOY YAY!!!!! ***** ECKSTATICLY PARTY WILDLY SUPER LET LIL GODDESSES & SPACE CADETS GET IN FRONT %%%%% ***** YAY !!!!! A GREEK COLLASSUS WAS EVEN BLESSING IT ALL LATER AFTER WOW !!!!! ***** SUPER ECKSTATICLY ELECTRIFIED RITCHIE PLAY SAME PLACE WIT MOLLY HAYCHET & PAT TRAVERS IN FRONT OF FANCY STAIN JIMI LILRICHARD ELVIS GLASS SAVIN ALL ANIMALS CHARITY WHEN IT SHAPED LIKE GIANT GEETAR 1992 WASALL JUNGLE THERE YAY SUPER ECKSTATICLY HAPPY ZILLIONS !!!!! ***** ~~~~~ ***** YAY !!!!! ***** ECKSTATICLY SINGIN YALL YAY !!!!! ***** 🙂

  13. 13
    Rock Voorne says:

    Rascal, please post some awesome pics of yourself, will ya?

Add a comment:

Preview no longer available -- once you press Post, that's it. All comments are subject to moderation policy.

||||Unauthorized copying, while sometimes necessary, is never as good as the real thing
© 1993-2019 The Highway Star and contributors
Posts, Calendar and Comments RSS feeds for The Highway Star